S. Korea completes deployment of K-14 sniper rifle, observation device

Seoul (South Korea), January 26: South Korea has completed the deployment of K-14 sniper rifles and its observation device at infantry units to boost combat...

Preparatory session for 13th CPV National Congress to adopt agenda

Hanoi (Vietnam), January 26: Delegates to the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) attended a preparatory session here on Monday, during...

Greece, France sign Rafale jet deal worth 2.5 bln euros

Athens (Greece), January 25: Greece signed a contract with France on Monday for the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighter aircraft for 2.5 billion euros...

Iran says to stop IAEA additional protocol inspections if nuke parties not...

Tehran (Iran), January 26: The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday that if the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian...

U.S. Senate confirms Yellen as first female treasury secretary

Washington (United States), January 26: The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to approve President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to...

UN chief urges donor countries, banks to increase finance for climate change...

Washington (United States), January 26: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged donor countries and banks to significantly increase the volume and predictability of...

Nation on alert as coronavirus cases linked to unauthorized school reported in...

Seoul (South Korea), January 26:State and local health authorities on Tuesday were cautiously tracing and monitoring the development of a mass coronavirus outbreak at an...

IS ambush kills 3 soldiers in E Syria

Damascus (Syria), January 25: Three Syrian soldiers were killed in an ambush by the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Syria on Sunday, state news...

Israel says opens embassy in UAE

Jerusalem (Israel), January 25: Israel on Sunday announced it had opened its embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following a normalization deal signed last...

Arab League welcomes Libyan parties' agreement on unifying institutions, sovereign positions

Cairo (Egypt), January 25: The Arab League (AL) welcomed on Sunday the understandings reached by the two parties of the conflict in Libya on unifying...

5.2-magnitude quake hits 81 km ENE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands:...

New York (US), January 25: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted 81 km ENE of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands at 23:21:39 GMT...

UN chief asks for efforts to promote education for all

United Nations, January 25: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for efforts to promote education for all.

Biden, Macron Discuss Common Foreign Policy Agenda, COVID-19, Climate

Washington (US), January 25: US President Joe Biden has held telephone talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreeing on close cooperation, including in what...

Fences in Capitol Hill Area Still Up Several Days After Biden's Inauguration

Washington (US), January 25: Some of the fencing in Washington DC that was put up ahead of US President Joe Biden's inauguration has been removed,...

Boris Johnson to Launch New International Climate Change Coalition

London (UK), January 25: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Monday a new international coalition to tackle the impact of climate change and...

U.S. equities post weekly gains as traders assess stimulus prospects

New York [US], January 24: Wall Street's major averages advanced in the holiday-abbreviated week as investors assessed the possibility of further U.S. fiscal stimulus...

Chile Issues Tsunami Warning, Orders Evacuation of Antarctic Base After 7-Magnitude Quake

Moscow [Russia], Janaury 24: A 7-magnitude earthquake has occurred near the South Shetland Islands, prompting Chile to issue a tsunami warning and order the evacuation...

Air traffic halved in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

Seoul [South Korea], January 24: Air traffic volume in South Korea halved year-on-year in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Sunday.

New virus cases under 400 again, alert in place against potential upticks

Seoul [South Korea], January 24 :South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 400 on Sunday, following a brief rise a day earlier, but...

Cuba reports three more deaths, 567 new cases of COVID-19

Havana [Cuba], January 23: The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday three more deaths and 567 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease...

Moon to receive policy briefing on vaccine, antivirus efforts

SEOUL [South Korea], January 24: President Moon Jae-in is set to receive a policy briefing on the country's vaccination plans and ongoing efforts to fight...

S. Korean, U.S. defense chiefs reaffirm alliance in phone talks

SEOUL [South Korea], January 24: South Korea's Defense Minister Suh Wook held telephone talks Sunday with newly confirmed U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, where the...

California reports record daily rise in COVID-19 death

Los Angeles [US], January 22: California, the most populous state in the United States, once again reported its highest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths on...

EU's diplomats to Receive All Necessary Immunity, Privileges in UK, Foreign Office...

London [UK], January 24: The European Union's representatives to the United Kingdom will be granted all necessary privileges and immunities to perform their diplomatic work...

U.S. key COVID-19 metrics show decline this week

Washington [US], January 24: The rates of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across the United States are on the decline this week, though some...

Canada needs continued efforts to fight COVID-19, says Canada's top doctor

Ottawa [Canada], January 24: Stringent and consistent efforts are needed to sustain a downward trend in new COVID-19 cases across Canada, Theresa Tam, Canada's chief...

The Russian Embassy in the US has expressed condolences over the passing...

Washington [US], January 24: On Saturday morning, King's company Ora Media broke the news that the talk show host died at the age of 87...